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Admissions Application

 
Thank you for your interest in registering your child at Archbishop Ryan High School. We couldn't be happier that you are considering a Catholic Education for your child(ren). At Archbishop Ryan, each student receives the best education while living the Gospel values each day. We review each application individually and holistically, looking to admit only the best students who are passionate about engaging in our campus community. We look forward to being a part of your child's successful future which starts here.
 

First Year Students

Step One: Apply to Archbishop Ryan
When you're ready, create an account on our applicant portal. Here, you'll be able to complete your application form, upload documents, and track your progress on your applicant checklist.
 
 
Step Two: Transcripts and Supporting Documents
Please submit the Release of Records Form to your current school and upload the following documents to your applicant portal:
  • Final 7th Grade Report Card
  • Most Recent 8th Grade Report Card
  • Grade School Standardized Test Results (Terra Novas, PSSAs, Keystones, etc)
  • High School Placement Test Results
  • Any Applicable Curriculum Modifications (IEP, 504 plan, etc)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (Optional)
 
 
Step Three: Take the Placement/Scholarship Test
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized high school exam written by Scholastic Testing Services. The exam covers five areas: verbal, language, reading, math skills, and quantitative math (or "math aptitude"). This mandatory test helps determine your placement in Archbishop Ryan's academic programs. 
 
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Transfer Students

Archbishop Ryan High School welcomes qualified students that are in good standing to apply to transfer to Ryan. In addition to completing the Application for Admission, transfer students must provide a letter of recommendation from a current teacher, an admissions essay, and a release of school records form for review. Archbishop Ryan does not typically admit senior-year transfer students unless they have recently moved to the area or if extenuating circumstances are present. You may qualify for a $1,000 Tuition Transfer Grant. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions at [215]637.1800 x 221.
 
Step One: Apply to Archbishop Ryan
When you're ready, create an account on our applicant portal. Here, you'll be able to complete your application form, upload documents, and track your progress on your applicant checklist.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants from an Archdiocesan High School must notify their current school of their intention to transfer prior to pursuing admission to Archbishop Ryan. A billing statement from FACTS Tuition Management is also required for Archdiocesan transfers.
 
 
Step Two: Transcripts and Supporting Documents
Now that you've applied, it's important that we get all of the supporting documents as soon as possible. Please submit the Release of Records Form to your current school and upload the following documents to your applicant portal:
  • Most Recent Report Card
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Any Applicable Curriculum Modifications
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Current Mathematics or English Teacher (Use form on portal checklist)
  • 1 Page Admissions Essay: Why do you want to attend Archbishop Ryan High School?
 
 
Step Three:Interview
You will be contacted by the Office of Admission to schedule an Admissions Interview. The interview is a required step in the application process and is an opportunity for Archbishop Ryan to get to know you, your interests, and anything else you feel is important for us to know. You will meet with our Vice Principal for Academic Affairs to discuss and plan for the upcoming school year.
 
 
 

International Students

Archbishop Ryan is committed to Global Thinking. Our 35-acre campus is home to just under 1,000 select students - some from around the corner, some from around the globe. Either way, our students become immersed in a community committed to education in the Franciscan tradition with excellence in academic, extracurricular, and social life. International students are welcome to apply to Archbishop Ryan whether they're looking to graduate here or attend for a one-year enrichment experience.
 
Twin Palms Homestay
Twinn Palms is a housing and management service company dedicated to providing comprehensive services to schools, host families, students and overseas partners. We ensure a safe and efficient process when dealing with homestays. With local support and in-field personnel, we have the resources to make the process of hosting a student comfortable, safe and easy. Twinn Palms’ Homestay Coordinators recruit, manage and provide support to schools, students, and host families to ensure a rewarding experience for all participants
 
To learn more about Twinn Palms, CLICK HERE  
 
Three W International
Archbishop Ryan partners with Three W International to provide comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from China. Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and services to our international students while providing a global prospective for our entire student body. If you are an international student interested in applying to Archbishop Ryan, please use the contact information below:
 
All applicants who are Chinese passport holders must contact through Three W's admissions correspondent in China:
email: application@ucse.net
Chinese Service Phone: 86-010-8540-9333
Beijing Time 9:00-18:00 Monday-Friday
English Service Phone: 001-424-354-5044
PST 8AM-5PM
website: http://www.ucse.net
 
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Richard McGovern
Resident Coordinator
A graduate of Kutztown University and an award-winning International Educator, Richard has served as Resident Coordinator at Archbishop Ryan since 2013. A former educator at Shue Yuan College (HK) and educational consultant to Hong Kong University, Richard always strives to repay the kindness shown to him during his time overseas.